Celebrity Wives You Forgot About


These celebs all had or have wives that made them who they are. Find out what these couples looked like then and now.

Dr. Phil – Robin McGraw | Then

This famous couple is no stranger to the spotlight, but it hasn’t always been that way. Having married in 1976, their relationship spans more than 40 years.

Dr. Phil – Robin McGraw | Now

Two boys and a hit TV show later, and this couple is still going strong. Dr. Phil recently tweeted, “40 loving years and counting with the same sweet girl I met at 19!! Here’s to 40 more. I love you, Phillip.” Even though there have been rumors of trouble in their marriage, this pair know how to keep the love alive.

Sean Connery – Micheline Roquebrune | Then

Before Connery married Micheline Roquebrune in 1975, he was married to Diane Cilento. He then married Micheline in 1975. The duo met in Morocco and married in Casablanca. Both had kids from previous marriages.

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Sean Connery – Micheline Roquebrune | Now

The couple is still happily married today. In 2008, Micheline said about her marriage in The Daily Mail, “When I met Sean, I knew I was taking on the whole package. Everyone wants him and I have to accept and understand that.”

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Robert Redford – Lola Van Wagenen | Then

Robert and Lola met in 1957 when they both lived in the same apartment. They married in 1958 and they had four children together. Their marriage lasted until 1985, and Redford got remarried to another woman in 2009.

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Robert Redford – Lola Van Wagenen | Now

Robert reflected on their divorce: “It was really hard. We were very young. I had my first theater job, which didn’t pay much.” In another interview, Redford reported that they have remained close and respect one another.

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Michael Caine – Shakira Caine | Then

After his first marriage ended in 1962, Caine met model and actress Shakira Baksh. The two were married in 1973. Michael is Christian and Shakira is Muslim but he has said, “no questions or issues ever come up.”

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Michael Caine – Shakira Caine | Now

Michael and Shakira have been married for 44 years. Michael says, “The secret of a good marriage is two bathrooms. You never want to share a bathroom with a woman or you end up with a little corner.”

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Sean Penn – Madonna | Then

These mega stars were married from 1985 to 1989. Because he two are so famous, the press got out of control. Penn was actually arrested for assaulting a photographer on a film set and had to spend 33 days in jail.

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Sean Penn – Madonna | Now

The two stars divorced in 1987 but still keep in touch. Both have remarried, with Sean moving on with Robin Wright. Sadly, they too divorced in 2010. Madonna went on to marry Guy Ritchie until their 2008 divorce.

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Harrison Ford – Calista Flockhart | Then

The Hollywood stars wed in 2010 in Santa Fe, New Mexico. In 2011, they adopted their son, Liam, who was born in 2001. Calista is Harrison’s third wife. Ford was married to Mary Marquard and Melissa Mathison before Calista.

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Harrison Ford – Calista Flockhart | Now

Ford and Flockhart are still going as strong as ever, not letting their careers come before their marriage. Flockhart was the star of Ally McBeal. Harrison has been very busy with Star Wars: The Force Awakens.

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Johnny Depp – Lori Anne Allison | Then

Before Vanessa Paradis and Amber Heard, Johnny was married to Lori Ann Allison from 1983 until 1985. Lori Ann was a makeup artist. He was only twenty years old at the time of his first marriage.

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Johnny Depp – Lori Anne Allison | Now

Nowadays, the only time we heard from Lori is when she testified on Johnny’s behalf when accused of domestic violence against by Amber Heard. Lori has kept to herself and there is little we know of her today.

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Michael J. Fox – Tracy Pollan | Then

Michael J. Fox was successful throughout his entire 30-year acting career. The actor met Tracy Pollan on the set of Family Ties, where she played the role of his on-screen girlfriend. They married in 1988.

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Michael J. Fox – Tracy Pollan | Now

Fast forward to 2016 and they are still married. Despite Michael’s early diagnosis of Parkinson’s Disease, Tracy has remained by his side to fight the big fight. The two have four children together.

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Bruce Willis – Demi Moore | Then

Bruce Willis and Demi Moore met at the premiere for the film Stakeout.  Willis and Moore got married in 1987 and had three daughters together. Their marriage lasted little more than ten years. They divorced in 2000.

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Bruce Willis – Demi Moore | Now

The divorce was tough for the couple. Both moved on and managed to stay close friends. They both attended each other’s weddings. In 2005, after two years of dating, Demi married Ashton Kutcher who is 15 years younger.

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Mel Gibson – Robyn Moore | Then

Mel Gibson and Robyn Moore met before fame and fortune. He was an unknown actor at the time and she was a dental nurse. Many do not know that the couple has seven children together. The couple was married for twenty-six years until they decided to divorce.

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Mel Gibson – Robyn Moore | Now

After Gibson and Moore went through the divorce, Mel went on to date and have one more child with Oksana Grigorieva. After then he went on to date Rosalind Ross and father his ninth child.

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Dennis Quaid – Meg Ryan | Then

Meg Ryan was the queen of romantic comedy and Dennis Quaid has been in many notable works too when the two fell in love in while shooting D.O.A. and got married in 1991. Ryan was his second wife.

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Dennis Quaid – Meg Ryan | Now

Dennis and Meg’s marriage did not last and the two divorced in 2001. Dennis went on to marry again and have twins with Kimberly Buffington, but later divorced her as well. Meg went on to adopt a baby girl from China.

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Pierce Brosnan – Keely Shaye Smith | Then

Pierce Brosnan’s first marriage was to Cassandra Harris from 1980 until 1991 when she sadly passed from ovarian cancer. Brosnan reflected, “Cassie was very positive about life. I mean, she had the most amazing energy and outlook on life.” Three years later Brosnan met Keely Shaye Smith.

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Pierce Brosnan – Keely Shaye Smith | Now

It took Pierce a long time to come to terms with his wife’s death before marrying Keely, and it is said that she was extremely understanding of the situation. The couple has two sons together.

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Kevin Costner – Cindy Silva | Then

Cindy Silva was Kevin Costner’s first wife. They got married in 1978. Things changed once fame came into the picture and it did not help his marriage. Costner  developed a reputation that he’s not easy to work with.

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Kevin Costner – Cindy Silva | Now

16 into marriage, in 1994, the couple divorced. Kevin went on to become  big name in Hollywood. Cindy has not been in the public eye for many years.  In 2004, Costner remarried model and handbag designer Christine Baumgartner.

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Mark Hamill – Marilou York | Then

Luke Skywalker met and married Marilou York, a dental hygienist. The adorable couple ended up having three children together: Nathan (who was born right in the middle of the production of The Empire Strikes Back), Griffin, and Elizabeth.

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Mark Hamill – Marilou York | Now

These two have been married for over 38 years. Recently, Mark has reprised his role as Luke Skywalker in the 7th installment of Star Wars. More recently, Hamill voiced the Joker in Batman: The Animated Series. 

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Robert De Niro – Diahnne Abbott | Then

Robert De Niro’s first wife was Dihanne Abbott, who he had two children with, Raphael and Drena. Robert and Diahnne married in 1976 and divorced twelve years later.

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Robert De Niro – Diahnne Abbott | Now

The couple divorced in 1988 and afterwards Robert had a relationship with model Toukie Smith. After the split with Smith, Robert married Grace Hightower in 1997. Diahnne has stepped out of the public eye and kept mainly to herself.

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Sylvester Stallone – Brigitte Nielson | Then

This highly publicized relationship went down hill fast. They got together during the height of his Rocky career.  Sylvester married Brigitte in 1985 while Brigitte was at the height of her own modeling and acting career.

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Sylvester Stallone – Brigitte Nielson | Now

After just two years of marriage, Sylvester and Brigitte filed for divorce. The two had no children together. Their relationship was very much in the public eye the entire time, due to the level of their celebrity.

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Michael York – Patricia McCallum | Then

In 1967, McCallum was a photographer and she was assigned to photograph the famous actor.  These two fell in love and married a year later. They got married in 1968 and the couple is still together to this day.

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Michael York – Patricia McCallum | Now

The two did not have any children, but Patricia has a son from a previous relationship. Michael was diagnosed with a blood disorder and was treated with a stem-cell transplan. He is positive he will make a full recovery.

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William Shatner – Elizabeth Shatner | Then

William’s first marriage was to Gloria Rand who he has three daughters with. He then married Marcy Lafferty in 1973 and the Nerine Kidd Shatner in 1997. Nerine died tragically by accidentally drowning in a pool. Wife number four is Elizabeth Shatner, married in 2001.

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William Shatner -Elizabeth Shatner | Now

William and Elizabeth are still together and are often seen on either the golf course or the red carpet. This is Shatner’s fourth marriage. Elizabeth and William co-wrote the song “Together” on his album Has Been. 

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Tim Allen – Laura Deibel | Then

Before Tim Allen met his first wife, Laura Deibel, he served 2 years in prison for drug trafficking. Shortly after serving time, he met Laura. They were together from 1984 until they divorced in 2003 after 19 years of marriage.

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Tim Allen – Laura Deibel | Now

They separated in 1999 but the divorce was not finalized until 2003. Tim’s career was at its height, but his personal life was truly suffering. Tim later remarried and had another child. Laura kept to herself after the divorce.

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Elvis Presley – Priscilla Presley | Then

Priscilla met Elvis in Germany when she was 14 years old. For 6 months, they visited each other until Elvis left Germany. She was allowed to have short visits with him in Hollywood. The two dated for seven years before marrying in 1967.

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Elvis Presley – Priscilla Presley | Now

Their daughter, Lisa Marie Presley, was born a few years later. Elvis passed away in 1977, but the couple divorced a few years before he died due to the couple’s infidelity and his substance abuse issues.

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Ben Stiller – Christine Taylor | Then

Christine Taylor and Stiller met on set while they were working on Heat Vision and Jack. The two tied the knot in 2000. Taylor is best known for playing Marcia Brady in The Brady Bunch Movie.


Ben Stiller – Christine Taylor | Now

Since their wedding in 2000, they’ve become proud parents of two children. While Christine’s acting career has slowed down since becoming a mother, Ben is still busy as ever. The two have set up their home in New York.


Alfonso Ribeiro – Robin Stapler | Then

Alfonso Ribeiro met Robin Stapler in 1999 while on set filming In The House. Since their first dinner date, the two were practically inseparable. They tied the knot in 2002 and welcomed their daughter, Sienna, shortly after.


Alfonso Ribeiro – Robin Stapler | Now

Riberio and Stapler separated in 2006. The two are still on good terms and share custody of their daughter. Robin starred in several movies in the 90s but has since quit acting and now leads a regular life.


Channing Tatum – Jenna Dewan-Tatum | Then

Jenna started her career as a backup dancer before she began her acting career. The two met in 2006 while filming Step Up and began dating very soon after their initial introduction. The pair said “I do” in 2009.


Channing Tatum – Jenna Dewan-Tatum | Now

Since marrying and becoming parents, this dynamic duo hasn’t slowed down one bit. Jenna gave birth to their daughter in London in 2013. By 2015, she picked up acting again by starring in the lead role in TV show Supergirl.


Paul Newman – Joanne Woodward | Then

Paul Newman and Joanne Woodward met in 1953 on the set of The Long Hot Summer. He was married to another woman at the time, but once they were divorced, Newman married Woodward. They moved away from Hollywood to start a family in Connecticut.

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Paul Newman – Joanne Woodward | Now

Paul and Joanne had the secret ingredient to a great relationship. Paul and Joanne were married for 50 years, until Paul’s death in 2008. They had three daughters while they were together.

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Chris Hemsworth – Elsa Pataky | Then

Pataky was born in Spain and is known for acting in The Fast and the Furious movies. Hemsworth appeared in the Australian television show Home And Away. The two married during vacation in Indonesia in 2010.


Chris Hemsworth – Elsa Pataky | Now

Since getting married, Chris has starred in films like Thor, and Star Trek. Chris and Elsa’s daughter India Rose was born in 2012 and their twin sons, Sasha and Tristan, in 2014. Hemsworth relocated his family to his home country of Australia.


Howard Stern – Beth Ostrosky | Then

Howard Stern decided to propose to his longtime girlfriend Beth Ostrovsky in 2007 during his radio show on Valentine’s day. The two had been dating for 7 years before he popped the question. They married in October 2008 in New York City.


Howard Stern – Beth Ostrosky | Now

Since marrying the two haven’t had any children but they have adopted a total of six cats. While Stern is busy with his SiriusXM radio show, Ostrosky has kept herself busy writing children’s books and volunteering for various organizations.


Warren Beatty – Annette Bening | Then

Warren Beatty was a ladies man until he met Annette Bening in 1991. On their first date, Beatty recalled, “I remember losing interest in the garlic chicken I was eating within 20 seconds. And the garlic chicken had been very good.”

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Warren Beatty – Annette Bening | Now

They wouldn’t go out officially until they were done with filming. Once they started dating, they knew the love would last. Warren and Annette married in 1992 and are still married today.  The couple has four children together.

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Michael Jordan – Yvette Prieto Jordan | Then

In 2008, Michael Jordan met model Yvette Prieto at a night club in Miami, and after 5 years of dating they got married in 2013. They wed in Palm Beach, Florida at the Episcopal Church of Bethesda.


Michael Jordan – Yvette Prieto | Now

In 2014, the Jordans became parents to daughters Isabel and Victoria Jordan. Now, Michael and Yvette surprisingly live relatively modest lives in Kendall, Florida, where Yvette focuses most of her time on raising their two girls.


Dustin Hoffman – Lisa Hoffman | Then

After Hoffman divorced his first wife Anne Byrne in 1980, he married his second wife, Lisa in 1980. Dustin and Lisa have four kids together. The lovebirds got married in Roxbury, Connecticut. Lisa owns a beauty line called Lisa Hoffman Beauty. 

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Dustin Hoffman – Lisa Hoffman | Now

Dustin and Lisa are still happily married and are the proud parents of four children together. The two like to keep their lives private. Whenever they momentarily step into the spotlight we can see they are perfect for each other.

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Clint Eastwood – Maggie Johnson | Then

Not many people know that Maggie Johnson was Clint Eastwood’s first wife. They got married in Pasadena in 1953. In his biography, Eastwood says he was “too young, not well enough established [when they first married].”

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Clint Eastwood – Maggie Johnson | Now

Clint Eastwood and Maggie Johnson have two children together. Eastwood was said to have had an affair for 14 years with dancer Roxanne Tunis. Clint and Maggie were married for 31 years before getting divorced in 1984.

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Bruce Springsteen – Juliana Phillips | Then

Springsteen and Phillips met in 1984 and married a year later. The high profile couple garnered a lot of media attention during their time together. The photogenic couple did not last very long and divorced in 1989.

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Bruce Springsteen – Juliana Phillips | Now

After Bruce and Juliana’s four-year-long marriage, both moved on with their lives. Afterward, Bruce’s career continued to skyrocket. Juliana continued to do some acting.. Bruce married Patti Scialfa in 1991 and the couple is still together.

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Michael Douglas – Diandra Luker | Then

Michael Douglas’ first marriage was to Diandra Luker. Michael and Diandra were married from 1977 to 1995. Douglas shared in The Mirror, “I know I’m going to get into trouble here…But we should have ended that marriage eight or 10 years earlier.”

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Michael Douglas – Diandra Luker | Now

Michael remarried in 2000. The couple has two more children together. After receiving $45 million in the divorce settlement,  Diandra has laid low since. She told Daily Mail, “I’m proud to be able to say that I’ve never turned my private life into show business.”

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Jeremy Irons – Sinéad Cusck | Then

Jeremy and  Sinéad met and married in 1978. Sinéad is Jeremy’s second wife, as he was briefly married to a woman named Julie Hallam from 1969. Jeremy and Sinéad have been married for almost 40 years.

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Jeremy Irons – Sinéad Cusck | Now

Jeremy and Sinéad are still happily married. Sinead has received two Tony Award nominations, for Best Leading Actress in Much Ado About Nothing, and also for Best Featured Actress in Rock ‘n’ Roll. 

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Gene Hackman – Betsy Arakawa | Then

Gene Hackman and his wife Betsy Arakawa are one of Hollywood’s greatest success stories. Betsy is Gene’s second wife. After Gene met Betsy they dated for seven years before officially tying the knot. Gene and Betsy married in 1991.

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Gene Hackman – Betsy Arakawa | Now

Gene Hackman and Betsy Arakawa are still happily married. They are just as in love as ever. They also love their quiet peaceful life out of the limelight. Gene Hackman says he chose to not live the life of a movie star.

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Jeff Bridges – Susan Geston | Then

Jeff Bridges and Susan Geston met when he was working on the film Rancho Deluxe in 1976. Geston was working as a maid on the location where Bridges was filming. The two instantly clicked and married in 1977.

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Jeff Bridges – Susan Geston | Now

Fast forward forty years later and Jeff Bridges and Susan Geston are still together! The couple has three daughters together. Jeff and Susan truly appreciate each other which keeps their marriage strong.

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Steven Seagal – Kelly Le Brock | Then

The martial arts star married Kelly Le Brock in 1987. Seagal spent time in Japan before launching his film career. When he saw Le Brock in the film Woman In Red, he told friends that she was “his destiny.”


Steven Seagal – Kelly Le Brock | Now

Seagal and Le Brock’s marriage would not last so long, and they filed for divorce in 1994 citing irreconcilable differences. It would later emerge that this was due to Seagal’s extramarital affair with the couple’s nanny.


Burt Reynolds – Loni Anderson | Then

Burt’s first marriage was to Judy Carne. They were married in 1963 for only two years. Burt’s second marriage was to Loni Anderson. They tied the knot in 1988. While married, they adopted an adorable son named Quinton. They divorced in 1993.

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Burt Reynolds – Loni Anderson | Now

Reynolds feels he learned a lot from his failed marriages. In an issue of People magazine Reynolds stated, “I should have known that you don’t marry an actress. That was a really dumb move on my part.”

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Mario Lopez – Ali Landry | Then

Lopez met model Ali while hosting the Miss Teen USA competition that she was participating in. After a 6 year long romance and an engagement, the couple were married in an intimate wedding ceremony in 2004.


Mario Lopez – Ali Landry | Now

Sadly, the couple’s marriage didn’t last long at all. Just two weeks later Ali had the marriage annulled after finding out that Mario had cheated on her during his bachelor party. Since the annulment, both Mario and Ali have moved on.


Tom Brady – Gisele Bündchen | Then

Tom Brady met Gisele Bündchen in December 2006. However, Brady’s ex-girlfriend Bridget Moynahan, was in the  early stages of pregnancy. Bridget gave birth to Brady’s first child in August 2007, by which time Brady and Bündchen were already in a serious relationship.


Tom Brady – Gisele Bündchen | Now

After they married in 2009, the couple had their first child together. In 2012, their second was born. Brady has also continued to have a successful career – he recently became the first quarterback in NFL to ever win five Super Bowls.


Dezel Washington – Pauletta Washington | Then

Denzel was filming Wilma in 1983 when he met Pauletta. Since then Denzel has acted in numerous TV shows and films, including Remember The Titans and Philadelphia. He has also occasionally acted on the stage, including several Shakespeare plays.


Dezel Washington – Pauletta Washington | Now

Denzel and Pauletta have been married nearly 35 years! They have four children. Washington has been honored with a degree from Fordham University and also donated over $2 million to the university, which was used to build state of the art theaters.


Jack Nicholson – Sandra Knight | Then

Jack Nicholson married Sandra Knight in 1962. They have one daughter. He said, “Children give your life a resonance that it can’t have without them. As a father, I’m there all the time. I give unconditional love.”

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Jack Nicholson – Sandra Knight | Now

The couple divorced in 1968 so the marriage only lasted six years. Sandra is mainly a writer these days. Sandra remains about NicholsonShe said, “The real Jack is a loving, caring, giving person. We had a very beautiful, sweet marriage.”

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Anthony Hopkins – Jennifer Leyton | Then

For many years, Anthony Hopkins struggled with alcoholism until Christmas 1975 when he decided to get sober. Anthony and Jennifer Leyton married a year after his divorce from his first wife.  Here we see them at one of Hopkin’s many award ceremonies.

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Anthony Hopkins – Jennifer Leyton | Now

After 29 years of marriage, Anthony and Jennifer divorced in 2002.  The actor moved to Los Angeles, while Jennifer stayed in the United Kingdom. Anthony went on to marry a third time. He married Stella Arroyave in 2003 in a private ceremony.

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Hank Azaria – Helen Hunt | Then

Hank, most well know for voicing Moe Szyslak on The Simpsons, married Helen Hunt in 1999. The couple chose to get married in a traditional Jewish ceremony in their home in Southern California.


Hank Azaria – Helen Hunt | Now

Sadly Hank and Helen’s marriage only lasted a year, with the couple separating in the year 2000. Shortly after, Helen started a relationship with Matthew Carnahan and they remain together today. Hank also moved on and married Katie Wright.


John Travolta – Kelly Preston | Then

Kelly Preston and John Travolta met on the set of The Experts and married in 1991. They had three children together. Tragically, their oldest son, Jett, died while the family was on vacation in the Bahamas.

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John Travolta – Kelly Preston | Now

John and Kelly are still happily married and have been together for over 25 years. When asked about his family life, John says, “The key to a child’s happiness is keeping the mother happy.”

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Tiger Woods – Elin Nordegren | Then

Tiger Woods, married the gorgeous Elin in 2004. Elin, a native Swede, met Tiger at The Open Championship in 2001. After three years of dating, the couple married in a lavish ceremony in Barbados.


Tiger Woods – Elin Nordegren | Now

In 2009, many newspapers reported that Tiger had been having an affair. Shortly after, it emerged that Tiger had a string of mistresses. Elin filed for divorce and it was finalized in 2010.

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Dog The Bounty Hunter – Beth Chapman | Then

Dog The Bounty Hunteris known for his reality tv show, which ran for 8 seasons. Dog has been married five times and has 12 children. He met and married Beth in 2006, when she was just 19 years old.

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Dog The Bounty Hunter – Beth Chapman | Now

Although there were rumors of separation, the couple have since remained together. In fact, Beth has lost a ton of weight over the past few years. However, their reality shows have since been cancelled.